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Samara Pacific Lodge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
+506 2656-1033
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Paris, France
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The list of meals to chose from is short but great, the dishes are very well prepared and very tasty. The food was really great. The service was also very good and pretty fast as opposed to many other restaurants. There isn't a lot of tables so the place is quiet and that is so enjoyable. That was a peaceful... More 

Thank David C
Frederiksberg, Denmark
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

After four weeks in Costa Rica we came to this lovely restaurant serving the best meals of our whole trip. The restaurant change the menu every day with a variety of fresh seafood, great steaks and excellent pasta dishes. You will also find a good selection of French vines. Highly recommended and very good value for money...

Thank hansandresen
Ashland, OR
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

So sorry this is the only picture we have. Doesn't do justice to this charming and delightful restaurant. Just finished one of our best meals in Costa Rica. Took a $4 cab from Samara instead of the 20 minute walk. (Had we walked we realized it would have been well lit with street lamps.) A bottle of fine wine, a... More 

Thank Estevao
Prague, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Samara Pacific Lodge is located about 20 minutes walk from beach with view to farmland. Well, probably not the best location in Samara, but definitelly the best food and wine in Samara. Not cheap, but it is woth to dine there.

Thank ckpepa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here for dinner after being recommended by a fellow tourist, and was quite impressed. The restaurant is about 4 minutes driving from downtown Samara but worth the short trip. The menu changes daily and features fresh ingredients. I went with the grilled octopus in a white wine sauce with garlic and parsley - simple, clean, and delicious. My... More 

Thank Nicholas L
East Nassau, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

We have been coming to Samara for the past 7 years and this was our first visit, what a mistake on our part. It was the best meal we had the entire time in Samara. The menu is limited and changes daily. The service was top notch. Prices were reasonable. Make a reservation as there are on 6 tables by... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We are a young family with a 2 1/2 year old and 6 month old. My husband and I wanted to go for a nice dinner. We know how difficult that can be with two kids in tow. The staff was great! Very friendly and welcoming. And as I said accommodating to our little ones, brought a high chair, had... More 

Thank Sam S
Oceanside, NY
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We stayed two nights at the lodge and had made a reservation for the first night at the restaurant to celebrate my sister's birthday. The meal was incredible. Several of us order the beef that came with a gorgonzola sauce (my mouth is watering just writing this). This was by far the best meal of our trip. The presentation was... More 

Thank TinaOceanside
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

The chalkboard menu here is small, just a couple of fish entrees or steak on the night we went, but the talent in the kitchen is big. The food was is a cut above anything else on offer in Samara -- a delicious meal of fresh local ingredients. Our two friendly French waiters had strong opinions about the wine (one... More 

Thank Rob_BKLYN
Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Excellent french food with local ingredients. Very good size portions of delicious food presented with elegance and graciousness. Great service and wines at very reasonable prices. We had two dinners over three days, and would have done the same in any other city in Costa Rica

Thank Alejandro B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
European, French, Seafood, International, Costa Rican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 am
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Camino de playa Buenavista | Barrio Cantarrana,, Playa Samara 50205, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Guanacaste  >  Playa Samara
  • Phone Number: +506 2656-1033
Just minutes from Samara´s town center, Samara Pacific Lodge´s unique atmosphere and restaurant will make your visit a truly memorable experience.Don´t make your dinner a “bare necessity” but an outstanding evening of tastes and enjoyment. Our Chef finds his inspiration by combining tropical country´s wealth of products with European know how.The originality, attention to detail and outstanding tastes of every dish will make your visit unique and memorable.

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